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Jason Henderson

Director for Federal Affairs & Projects

Jason joined the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) in 2021 as Director for Federal Affairs & Projects where he supports the coalition’s aerospace & defense mission.

He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with over two decades of experience in aircraft maintenance, lifecycle logistics, and program management. During his military career he led teams during peacetime and in combat operations within the fighter, bomber, and special mission communities.

Jason has extensive experience across the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) spectrum from programmatic and sustainment activities to operational deployment/employment. He also supported the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s 2016 study on Directed Energy Maturity for Airborne Applications.

Prior to coming to DDC, Jason was an Assistant Professor for Aerospace Studies at the University of Cincinnati. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management and a Master of Business Administration with logistics concentration. He is also a graduate of the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College.

Jason and his wife, Brandy reside in Liberty Township, Ohio along with their three children.

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